The European funding landscape presents a multitude of directions for educational professionals to have a transformative impact on the field of education. Among these opportunities, the Erasmus+ program shines as a guiding light for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport, offering a diverse range of options to enhance the quality and inclusivity of education by providing support for various initiatives and organizations.
The new edition of the course “European project management and design for teachers, headmasters and educators ” took place in Tenerife from 17/09/2023 to 23/09/2023. The participants came from all across Europe with Ellen and Elke from Sint Ursula instituut in Belgium; Katrina from Vidzeme Technology and Design Vocational School in Latvia; Jan and Christopher from DHBW Heilbronn in Germany;Amelie and Anne from lycee Saint Paul in France;Linda from Babite Secondary school in Latvia;Marianna from Piarista Általános Iskola in Hungary;Heidi and Katjusa from Luksia in Finland;Barbara from Masaryk University in Czech Republic.
The course started by going deeply into the European funding environment. Participants took part in collaborative activities to foster teamwork, valued their requirements and aspirations, and received an overview of available funding possibilities, with a particular emphasis on Erasmus+ and other programs that were identified as pertinent during the assessment of their needs and expectations.
Next, participants initiated a collective project work, which they would cultivate and improve over the course of the training week with guidance from the trainers. To commence this process, they engaged in discussions regarding their broad project concepts, determining the suitable funding program and action under which these projects could be supported, and after forming groups accordingly.
The course proceeded by introducing Project Cycle Management and the Logical Framework Approach, which serve as crucial theoretical bases for European Project Design. As the project work continued, participants focused on crafting problems and objective trees.
In addition, participants deepened the real-world perspectives gained from EU-funded projects, aiming to evaluate how an effective Work Breakdown Structure influences project design and management outcomes. Various time management and project design tools were introduced and deliberated, as the group shifted its attention towards creating the project's structure and activity plan.
After, another session was dedicated to topics such as budgeting, eligible expenses, expenditure planning, and monitoring, with the aim of further enhancing the technical skills of the course participants. As the course approached its conclusion, participants and the trainers engaged in an exchange of valuable insights, best practices, tips, and tricks related to effective project management, event organization, sharing and promotion, and community engagement.
Step by step, participants gradually constructed the presentation of their ultimate project concept, simulating a pitch to a funding organization. This exercise underscored the significance of effective communication in both project design and management. It also allowed them to quickly encapsulate the essential learning points, knowledge, and skills they had acquired throughout the training week. We extend our best wishes, hoping that this learning experience and networking opportunity will prove advantageous for their future projects!
Discover more about this course at https://www.erasmustrainingcourses.com/eu-project-design.html
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